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Ava DuVernay To Be Awarded Athena Film Festival Award

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • November 28, 2012 8:37 PM
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There was quite a bit to be digested within the release buy Ava Duvernay's name quickly got my attention.  Duvernay is being lauded at the Third Annual Athena Film Festival, A Celebration of Women and Leadership.  Congrats to Ava Duvernay! 

'Pacific Rim' Starring Idris Elba Launches Viral Campaign

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • November 28, 2012 8:14 PM
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For those who were waiting to see Idris Elba in Pacific Rim . . . you will have to continue to wait. 

Taye Diggs to Announce 19th Annual SAG Award Nominees

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • November 28, 2012 7:38 PM
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Awards season is upon us folks.  Predictions for Oscar nominations started weeks ago.  Today it was announced that Taye Diggs (Private Practice) will join Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) to announce the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Diggs is no stranger to the awards having been awarded an actor as part of the winning Ensemble from Chicago. 

So... Sundance Didn't Select Your Film; We'd Like To Get To Know You. Introduce Yourself And Your Work...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 5:50 PM
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I did this each of the last 3 years, with the number of responses increasing each year; and I figured I'd make it an annual thing; especially as awareness of S&A continues to broaden. 

Jamaican Box Office Hit 'Ghett'a Life' Coming Out On DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • November 28, 2012 5:42 PM
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I will honestly admit to you that I am rather still surprised that the "life-in-da-hood" movies still have a life.

'Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal' Will Get A Theatrical Release (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 5:23 PM
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I've just been informed that First Run Features film will open the film at Cinema Village theaters in New York City, on February 1, 2013.

2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in US, World Competitions, Next (Who Made The Cut?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 4:13 PM
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Hot off the presses!! Just received in my email inbox; and I haven't even finished with my Sundance 2013 predictions yet. I was halfway through my list, fully expecting the lineup to be announced on Friday or Monday, but they beat me to it!

Angela Bassett Joins Gabourey Sidibe In Gregg Araki's Indie Drama 'White Bird In A Blizzard'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 3:03 PM
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H/T to the Angela Bassett News twitter account for alerting us to this.

Nicole Beharie Directed By Kahlil Joseph, In A Film Shot By Malik Sayeed & Scored By Flying Lotus

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 2:15 PM
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Those 4 names attached to any project, on any given day should immediately excite - even if it's what's essentially a 12-minute ad for the companies that sponsored it.

TorinFilmLab 2012 Project Highlights: Egyptian Ahmed Maher's 'In Which Land You Die'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 1:48 PM
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One of a handful of upcoming projects selected for the TorinFilmLab (a year-round, international lab that supports emerging talents from all over the world, working on their first and second feature films, through training, development and funding) is Egyptian filmmaker Ahmed Maher's In Which Land You Die.